Proton-M Launch With Sirius FM-6 Satellite Delayed Until 25/26 October

The Proton-M vehicle is rolled out horizontally to its launch pad. Photo Credit: Roscosmos

Following considerable speculation from several media outlets, International Launch Services (ILS) has formally announced that its next Proton-M mission will take place no earlier than the night of 25/26 October. In a brief notice released on its website this […]

24-Hour Minimum Delay for ILS Proton-M Rocket With Sirius FM-6 Digital Radio Satellite

Operational since the mid-1960s, the Proton is transported from the assembly building to the launch pad in a horizontal configuration. Photo Credit: Roscosmos

Patiently waiting for liftoff since Thursday, 17 October, when it was rolled out to Pad 39 at the Site 200 launch zone of Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, the Proton-M booster […]

Dazzling Proton-M Returns to Flight With Astra 2E Communications Satellite

Less than three months after its dismal first-stage failure, International Launch Services (ILS) and its partners have triumphantly returned the Proton-M to flight. Liftoff from Baikonur occurred at 3:38 a.m. local time Monday (5:38 p.m. EDT Sunday). Photo Credit: ILS, with additional thanks to Mike Barrett

Eighty-nine days after a Khrunichev-built Proton-M booster […]

Proton-M Poised for Return to Flight Mission Sunday Night

Laden with the Astra 2E communications satellite, Russia’s giant Proton-M is rolled horizontally to Pad 39 at Site 200 at Baikonur on Thursday, 26 September. Photo Credit: ILS

Less than three months after the spectacular—though catastrophic—loss of a Proton-M booster in July, International Launch Services (ILS) is primed to return the venerable vehicle […]